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WVU freshman wins National History Day award

Thu, 2018-06-21 09:00

New Mountaineer Brennan Lawless is off to a fast start as a West Virginia University freshman. The Daniels native attended New Student Orientation on June 4, and won an award at National History Day just a week later.

Lawless finished second in the nation for his individual documentary “Books, Bombs, and Barricades: The Kanawha County Textbook War and West Virginia’s Role in the Rise of Educational Conservatism.”

WVU announces recommendations as part of fraternity and sorority system review

Wed, 2018-06-20 10:51

West Virginia University has conducted a review of its fraternity and sorority system and the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life announced recommendations to strengthen oversight of the social and social-professional fraternities on campus.

The “Reaching the Summit: Plan for Excellence” review process was launched earlier this year as part of the University’s ongoing efforts to address culture change, along with a moratorium on IFC activity.

Women of Appalachia Project spoken word event seeks submissions

Tue, 2018-06-19 15:00

This fall, West Virginia University will again host the Women of Appalachia Project, which invites residents of all 420 Appalachian counties to submit writing to be featured in “Women Speak” a juried performance of poetry, song, short stories and essay. 

WVU Libraries is partnering with the Women’s Resource Center, and the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies to bring the spoken word event to the Downtown Campus Library on October 6 from 1-3 p.m.

WVU researcher developing innovative process to improve environmental sustainability and water quality

Tue, 2018-06-19 11:00

West Virginia University could be at the forefront of solving a $57 billion dollar pollution problem and finding new ways to transform forestry waste into a cash crop for the state and region. 

Kaushlendra Singh, associate professor of wood science and technology in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, is leading a multidisciplinary research team to develop innovative biochar, a specialized form of charcoal that can be used to improve soil quality. It is produced by heating organic matter, such as wood chips or pine needles, to high temperatures under controlled conditions.  

WVU celebrates West Virginia’s 155th birthday with latest gift from the Blenko family

Tue, 2018-06-19 08:45

A new limited-edition piece from Blenko Glass will be added to West Virginia University’s art collection.

The company is continuing its tradition of providing WVU with the latest piece from the collection. The donation has become an annual occurrence on June 20 – the state’s birthday. Started by the company in 1980, the West Virginia Birthday Blenko Glass Collection celebrates the state’s birthday with just the exact number of pieces as the state’s age made and sold each year.